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Review of Matthews Solo disc in IRR!

November 1, 2013

David. Matthews New Music for Solo Violin, Volume 1. Winter Journey, Op. 32. Three Studies, Op. 39. 15 Fugues, Op. 88. Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin). Toccata Classics TOCC0152 (full price, 1 hour 2 minutes). Website www.toccataclassics.com Producer Peter Sheppard Skaerved. Engineer Jonathan Haskell. Dates August 17th and 18th, 2010. Comparison: Three Studies/Fugue No. 10: Sheppard Skaerved (Metier) MSVCD92028 […]

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October 31, 2013

Bull at Lysøen 2013

October 29, 2013

IN PREPARATION

Ole Bull-Sæterjentens Søndag (Arr.Johann Svendsen)

October 15, 2013

Ole Bull-Sæterjentens Søndag (Arr.Johann Svendsen) Live in Dover. Maison Dieu (Town Hall) 11 October 2o13 Longbow (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Aisha Orazbayeva, Tanya Sweiry, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Shulah Olive, Alice Barron, Annabelle Berthome Reynolds, Preetha Narayanan, Morgan Goff, Diana Mathews, Val Wellbanks, Evie Heyde, Rachel Meerloo)(Recorded and engineered by Colin Still-Optic Nerve Productions) TRANSIT:Pulp & Rags LINK […]

TRANSIT: Pulp & Rags (Dover Arts Development ‘War & Peace’ Grand Finale’)

October 12, 2013

TRANSIT: Pulp & Rags (Dover Arts Development ‘War & Peace’ Grand Finale’)  11th October 2013. Dover Town Hall (Maison Dieu)   Ole Bull-Sæterjentens Søndag (Arr.Johann Svendsen)(Recorded and engineered by Colin Still-Optic Nerve Productions) Malene Skaerved-’Dogger Fisher German Bight Humber Thames Dover Wight’ (read by PSS & Nigel Clarke-’Dogger Fisher German Bight Humber Thames Dover Wight’ Longbow (Peter […]

TEDx Bergen 2013

October 2, 2013

    TEDx Bergen 2013 On Saturday September 29th, I gave a presentation at the Bergen TEDx, held at the Norwegian School of Economics. For the whole day, and audience of 400-odd younger (than me) people inspired 10 speakers by their rapt attention and pertinent questions, tweeted to moderator. The whole thing was a model […]

Ole Bull – the next stage

September 30, 2013

Bergen. September 30th 2013 I spent the morning at Valestrand, Ole Bull’s first country house not far from here. I have not gathered my thoughts yet, but here is a taste.   Peter Sheppard Skaerved, imagining what Bull might have done-’The Hazel DellRecorded in the Music Room Valestrand Ole Bull-Et Saeterbesog (improvisation on opening ‘hardanger’ […]

Sadie Harrison-Gallery (Room 2 Emerges)

September 27, 2013

In 2012-13, Sadie Harrison produced a sequence of works responding to my drawings and paintings. The full cycle was premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall in September 2013. LINK Now she has begun work on what she calls the ‘second room’. Here is what is emerging (Workshop/Hotel Room Recordings Bergen 27th September 2013) Sadie Harrison-The Writing […]

New-Old (Themes for TEDX Bergen 2013)

September 24, 2013

New Music, Old Technology/Old Music New Technology. Today’s composers are inspired by the possibilities offered by the old instruments and instrumental technologies used by performers. Paradoxically, the collaboration between performer and composer often inspires new instrumental technologies and techniques. Peter Sheppard Skaerved explores this contradiction-following on from a presentation he gave at TED Bergen on […]

Michael Hersch-14 Pieces (after Primo Levi)

September 15, 2013

(Astounding Sounds) Violin – Niccolo Amati 1629